Archive for the ‘News’ Category

On the march in Hedge End

With the exception of the annual Remembrance Parade the band doesn’t do an awful lot of marching. However, the 5th July for Hedge End carnival was an exception. We marched the length of the route playing marches that reflected the theme of the day which was World War I.  Despite the threatening weather the crowds were out in force and in most places […]

Band record CD at Chandlers Ford Methodist Church

On the evening of Friday 24th March the band assembled at Chandlers Ford Methodist Church to record their first CD in 10 years. Over the course of Friday evening and Saturday the band recorded 12 tracks for inclusion on the CD. Despite a heavy thunderstorm on Friday night beating down on the church roof the […]

New players welcome

The band is always pleased to welcome new players. We are a non-competing band who play a variety of different concerts throughout the year.  These include playing at local bandstands, playing cruise liners away, the London Marathon, leading the Southampton Rememberance parade, providing music for formal dinners, playing at certain organisation’s reunion events and occasional […]

Band presented with City of Southampton Award

At the Southampton Mayor making ceremony on the 18th May the band were selected for a City of Southampton award in recognition of the band services to the city over the years. The award has been in place for a number of years and is only awarded on a strictly limited basis. Nick Dawson our […]

President of COSAB made Sheriff of Southampton

The  President of the City of Southampton (Albion) Band, Councillor Derek Burke, was made Sheriff of Southampton at the recent Mayor making ceremony on the 18th May. Congratulation to Derek on receiving this honour. A picture of Derek in his sheriff robes is shown below.

Round Table Dinner

The band are playing at the De Vere Hotel on March 5th for the annual Southampton Round table banquet and ball.

An unusual request

The band recently received an unusual request from Abdul Salam to play whilst he proposed to his girlfriend Shariah Haque. He had decided that the perfect spot to do this was at the picturesque location of Reinfield House in the New Forest. And so on Saturday, 2nd October to the accompaniment  of “Can You Feel the Love […]


August and the early part of September have been a fairly busy period for the band. We had concerts every weekend with the exception of the bank holiday weekend. On the 7th August we played at David Lawson’s wedding to Diana. David has been a core member of the band for many years and it was […]

David Lawson’s Marriage

Congratulations to David Lawson (solo cornet) who married Diana on Saturday (7th August). The band were there to provide the music for the ceremony held at St Nicholas’ Church in Stoneham Lane. Despite the variable weather the service went well and the music was well appreciated. We’re now waiting to see how long it takes […]

P&O Cruise – Oceana

On the 30th May the band played the first of three concerts at the dockside for P&O ferries leaving Southampton. The band have had a history of playing for these occasions and it is a really great way of sending people off on their holidays abroad. To see all the passengers lined along the deck […]